First edition of ASEAN India Music Festival to be held in New Delhi from Oct 6-8

The first edition of the ASEAN-India Music Festival will be held at Purana Quila (Old Fort) here from October 6-8 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations.
The event has been organised by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Seher.
"The theme for this commemorative year 'Shared Values, Common Destiny' along with this music festival aims to boost cultural influences among the peoples of the ASEAN member states and India," a press release from the Ministry of External Affairs said.
The festival will witness performances by musicians of 10 bands from member states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam) along with five prominent Indian bands. 
The ASEAN bands performing in the festival include The Ugly Band (Myanmar), Cherpen (Malaysia), Tim De Cotta (Singapore), Kong Southearith (Cambodia), Red Bamboo (Vietnam), L’alphalpha (Indonesia), Nam Fon Indee (Lao PDR), A Band Once (Brunei Darussalam), Asia7 (Thailand) and The Ransom Collective (Philippines). 
Indian bands which will perform in the festival are Raghu Dixit Project, Avial, Papon LIVE, Bipul Chettri and the Travelling Band, and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. 
Entry to the festival will be free, the release added.


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